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Nutritional Benefits
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Discover the power of antioxidants

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Nutritional Tips

Glutathione the free radical scavenger

Liver Function

Daily Consumption of Nuts

Omega-3s may reduce diabetes risk

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Nutritional genomics considers the influence of the genome on nutrition and there is enormous potential to provide tailored nutritional advice. It has the ability to recognize what is appropriate advice for one person may not be for another and may actually be harmful.

Even though functional foods are considered powerful health enhancers, genetic polymorphisms may change the outcome.

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Almonds - rich in nutritional benefits

Discover the power of antioxidants
How can we do this for genetic subgroups of people, because supplementing with certain nutrients may be supportive for some individuals but actually harmful for others? For example some individuals according to their Genes can consume good levels of olive oil whilst others would find olive oil harmful. A typical, very common scenario would be an individual who has a weight problem and has tried a number of different diets, dieticians and nutritionists without success. The recommendations given will generally be the same and in some cases may have benefits, but in many will in fact produce a worse outcome. Genetic profiling eliminates all the guess work allowing our practitioners to provide recommendations that will actually have huge health benefits and weight loss.

I think that nutrient profiles are like shoes, you can't have a one shoe fits all scenario.

Our uniqueness is supported by our genes, they influence everything from our height and eye colour to predisposition to some chronic conditions, potential disease states and potential diseases. In addition, our genes determine our body’s response to the food we eat, physical activity and our lifestyle choices, and therefore can have a well-defined influence on our health.

Scientists worldwide are now realising the importance of understanding the interaction between our genes and our lifestyle choice, such as nutrition, exercise and our health.

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There is increasing evidence regarding the effect of micronutrients on DNA damage, which suggests we should look at dietary intervention.

DNA damage accumulates naturally as we age, but a lack or excess of antioxidants and trace elements, involved in DNA replication and repair, could intensify the problem.

Current RDIs (recommended daily intake) do not take into consideration the biochemical uniqueness of each individual, which is their genetic profile. Diets based on RDIs which means supplying the minimum amounts needed to prevent diseases caused by nutrient deficiencies, does not take into consideration the individuality of each person. At ProSports we base our recommendations on ODAs Optimal Daily Allowances ultimately determined by your genotype.

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  • We recommend organic produce wherever possible to avoid chemical intervention
  • We also recommend organic or biodynamic meat
  • A healthy diet containing colourful fruits and green leafy vegetables
  • A good level of fish
  • Be aware that some food may be ideal for one individual but not for others depending on their individual gene type.
  • For example a Mediterranean diet with the inclusion of olive oil, red wine and even fish oil may be detrimental to some gene types, but beneficial for others.
  • So when you receive your profile make sure you stick to it, the benefits will be amazing.

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Fish rich in nutritional benefits

Glutathione the free radical scavenger

The benefits of Glutathione as a super oxide scavenger was discovered many years ago, in fact it was discovered in 1888, it is only in more recent years that this amazing and very powerful antioxidant has come to the fore being used not only through dietary intake but also as a supplement. There are various types of Glutathione supplements on the market, this can be very confusing. Glutathione or GSH is not necessarily readily absorbed by the body, whilst it is an amino acid it is actually a Tri-peptide amino acid that consists of cysteine, glutamic acid and glycine. Glutathione is produced by the body; it is the most important and the most abundant antioxidant substance produced by the body.

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Liver Function

The liver whilst not one of the most glamorous organs of the body, it is the largest and the most fascinating. By and large, the liver ranks low on the list of popular party topics and generally it is other organs that seem to be of more importance. Liver dysfunction can cause crankiness and irritability and can also cause lethargy. Symptoms of liver dysfunction can include poor skin, constipation, Diarrhoea and anaemia. Looking after liver function can solve many health issues.

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Daily consumption of nuts may help to control type 2 diabetes

The study, published in Diabetes Care, reports that consuming two ounces of nuts daily as a replacement for carbohydrates may be an effective glycemic and serum lipid control for people with Type 2 diabetes.
“Mixed, unsalted, raw, or dry-roasted nuts have benefits for both blood glucose control and blood lipids and may be used as part of a strategy to improve diabetes control without weight gain,” said lead author Dr. David Jenkins, from the University of Toronto.

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Omega-3s may reduce diabetes risk

Increased blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids from plant or marine sources are associated with reduced risk of type-2 diabetes, according to three new studies in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Two studies in Chinese populations and one in the US reported that intakes or blood levels of omega-3 from plants, seafood, or both were associated with reduced risks of developing diabetes.
In an accompanying editorial, Edith Feskens from Wageningen University writes: ALA, the vegetable oil omega-3 FA, has so far been studied less frequently in relation to diabetes and glucose metabolism.

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